sex after 40

Sex after 40

No,  libido does not (necessarily) decrease in women once they passed 40, nor does sex becomes less satisfying as people age. On the contrary, many women past their childbearing years feel more abandon when it comes to making love once the fear of pregnancy is no longer an issue.

In fact, a recent study conducted by Voucher Codes Pro found that 59% of women surveyed desired more sex than their partners, while only 41% of the men sought more of it in their relationships. The study, which included 2,383 people over the age of 18 in the United Kingdom also found that 34% of the couples craved more “adventure” in their lovemaking, while 32% complained that they’re found their partners to be “lazy lovers.”

Still, it is a given fact that men are more obsessed with the idea of sex than women, and are said to think about it approximately every 7 seconds during a typical day. In addition, their sex drives are more “direct” than their female counterparts, despite the fact that they fantasize about it more. Women, on the other hand, dream more about romance.

“Sexual desire in women is extremely sensitive to environment and context,” states Edward O. Laumann, Ph.D., a professor of sociology at the University of Chicago and lead author of “The Social Organization of Sexuality Sexual Practices in the United States,” a major survey of sexual practices among Americans.

Meanwhile, separate studies by Roy Baumeister, a social psychologist at Florida State University, found that men (both heterosexual and gays), not only experience far more” spontaneous sexual arousal,” they also tend to masturbate more than their female counterparts, In addition, they are more likely to seek out the services of prostitutes far more than women.

He also noted that ” women also appear to be heavily influenced by social and cultural factors and are less inclined to look for casual sex as a whole. Men also look to have more “notches on their bedposts” during their lifetimes and take a certain amount of pride in the number of conquests they have had.

Interestingly, Baumeister found that despite dictates by the Catholic church that sex out of wedlock is a sin, the human need to get laid is as strong within the clergy as it is for lay people. In fact, he noted that results of a survey involving “ several hundred” clergy members revealed that “62% of participating priests confessed to sexual activity, while 49% of nuns admitted to breaking their vows of chastity”.

About Diana Duel

Diana Duel is an eclectic writer who has written on everything from woodstove and fireplace cooking to automotive topics and holistic medicine. As an advocate of health and wellbeing, Diana also writes several columns related to these subject.

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